In this issue
Welcome
Little girl finds her voice
Mayor of London visits Evelina London
Two minutes with…our diabetic eye screening team
Join our Summer School
Surgery approved for cerebral palsy
Mind and body toolkit
Join our equality panel
Let’s celebrate Evelina London
Friends and Family Test – March
Centre of Clinical Excellence
Dermatology team wins national award
Dedicated community nurse scoops award
Award boosts infection research
World first to remove blood clot
Marathon dad thanks Evelina London
Youth workers inside A&E
9 May – International Nurses’ Day
14 May – free abdominal pain seminar
14 May – Dying Matters Week
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Surgery approved for cerebral palsy

Children with cerebral palsy will now be able to have a surgical procedure that can improve their ability to walk, after analysis by our researchers showed it to be effective.

 

The procedure, selective dorsal rhizotomy, involves cutting some of the sensory nerves from the legs to the spinal cord. It could relieve stiffness, improve mobility and reduce children’s pain levels.

 

Professor Janet Peacock, data analytics co-lead at our Biomedical Research Centre, says: “NHS England have now decided that this procedure will be funded as a direct result of this innovative project. It’s great to get this decision so that it will make a difference to patients.”